Marching, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
My beloved Fisher Price cow, marching ever onwards...
There is so much I like about this painting - the heavy nostalgia factor, the gorgeous complimentary colors, the wonderful 'plastic' feeling of the cow.
The shadow 'grounds' the cow. The left hind foot looses itself in the shadow and gives the sense of the cow being a part of it's environment (in this case, the shadow box,) rather than looking like it was 'pasted' onto the background. A few soft edges around the head and back accomplish this as well.
It's all about hard and soft edges, people. Don't overdo them, but don't forget them, either.
I really like this one.